Shepard Fairey unveils Democracy Collection artwork in Berlin

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, celebrated American artist and activist Shephard Fairey has created a portrait of Kennedy, layering the words of the speech into the work. Gifted to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, the portrait will be permanently installed in the newly dedicated John F. Kennedy Forum at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. An unveiling ceremony took place on Monday, June 26, 2023.